DRAFTING INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS

COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course provides the necessary vocabulary and drafting techniques to understand and improve your contracts in English. It will enable you to improve in style, syntax, and correct vocabulary, and use of legal sentences in English. We emphasise practical skills: you will learn the necessary techniques to draft clear, efficient contracts and avoid common pitfalls. The training will provide you with a greater capacity to understand and draft contracts in English with confidence, lucidity and precision.

PREREQUISITE

Intermediate level in English.

PLACE OF TRAINING
Virtual Classroom

TOTAL DURATION
12 hours/7 weeks

YOUR CONSULTANT – TRAINER

Native English-speaking lawyer-consultants. The consultants are qualified professionals with experience in the world of continuing education.

PROGRAM CONTENT
• Understand the Anglo-Saxon terminology of contracts: contracts and deeds, express and implied terms, warranties and guarantees, damages and liquidated damages.

• Acquire knowledge on the main structure and clauses of international contracts.
• Use the adequate verbs to create clear legal rights and obligations.
• Recognise drafting ambiguities to effectively re-draft poorly written clauses.
• Practice drafting contractual clauses in a clear and efficient manner.
• Draft effective standard clauses that can be used across the organisation to manage exposure to legal risk.
• Understand the principles of using plain English within your contract to reduce uncertainty.
• Focus on agreement structure, linguistic clarity and accuracy to draft with confidence.
• Discover how to avoid over-complex sentences and structures to limit the risk of dispute.
• Liability risk protection including indemnities, exclusion and limitation of liability clauses.
• Remedial clauses and damages.
• Force majeure.
• Termination.
• Boilerplate clauses.

CERTIFICATION
ECLA will issue a certificate to each participant at the end of the course indicating the exact hours of training.

Choose your track

The online course will start on 1 November with the following schedule:

1 November
9 November (exceptionally on Wednesday)
15 November
22 November
29 November
6 December
13 December (3-hour double session)

The classes for all dates will take place from 09:00-10:30, with the exception of 13 December, which will take place from 09:00-12:00.

The online course will start on 7 February with the following schedule:

7 February
14 February
21 February
28 February
7 March
14 March
21 March (3-hour double session)

The classes for all dates will take place from 09:00-10:30, with the exception of 21 March, which will take place from 09:00-12:00.

The online course will start on 4 April with the following schedule:

4 April
11 April
18 April
25 April
2 May
9 May
16 May (3-hour double session)

The classes for all dates will take place from 09:00-10:30, with the exception of 16 May, which will take place from 09:00-12:00.

(You can select your favoured schedule during checkout)

More schedules are currently planned and will be communicated shortly. Get informed

DRAFTING INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS

1.195,001.450,00

Discount for ECLA Members*
Discounts for large groups and individual company packages can be arranged – please contact: info@ecla.eu

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CONTACT DETAILS
Teresa Kunz, academic coordinator
+32 2 808 54 56, teresa.kunz@ecla.eu

*ECLA Member: You must be an in-house counsel and individual member of an ECLA national member association. For the list of national member associations please visit www.ecla.eu